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Diversity & Inclusion


Overcoming Workplace Bias


CHRA supports SHRM's initiatives to address workplace bias to ensure that all workers have the right to equal opportunity in employment, free from discrimination, prejudice and bias. Please reference the resources offered through SHRM to help you to navigate this crucial work within your organization.


SHRM Resources - Overcoming Workplace Bias


CHRA Diversity and Inclusion Committee


The CHRA Diversity and Inclusion Committee works to promote workplace diversity through the sharing of information and resources. The Committee manages the annual James W. Rouse Excellence in Diversity Awards Program.


The Committee's Mission, Goals and Vision are listed below.




The CHRA Diversity and Inclusion Committee is a professional group open to diversity practitioners, consultants, students and affiliated businesses who support the goals of diversity of the Chesapeake Human Resources Association (CHRA). The Diversity and Inclusion Committee sponsors the annual CHRA James W. Rouse Diversity Awards Program that recognizes the accomplishments of organizations in the areas of diversity and inclusion. In addition, the Committee’s goals are to provide Human Resources practitioners a place to share information, resources, and opportunities in the area of diversity to further strengthen their skills and knowledge.


Current Committee members are drawn from the CHRA membership, and represent all sectors of the Human Resources practice including employment, employee relations, organizational development, training, benefits, compensation, labor relations, work and family programs, EEO/AAP, employee assistance and human resources information systems. Other professionals are invited to join to expand their knowledge and expertise. 


The Diversity and Inclusion Committee shares the vision of the Chesapeake Human Resources Association (CHRA) as a premier human resources membership organization that mirrors the customers its members serve. Its vision is to create and maintain high-quality and informative programs and information-sharing that will increase awareness, provide further education, and recognize the value of diversity in its members and customers. 


Provide a world-class Diversity Awards Program;
Provide a resource of information in the area of Diversity;
Promote an awareness and education of Diversity;
Communicate the CHRA Diversity and Inclusion Mission and Goals; and
assist in maintaining a diverse membership for CHRA as well as the Diversity and Inclusion Committee.


Get Involved


To get involved in the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, or to assist with the Annual Diversity Awards and Presentation Program, please sign up to volunteer here or contact CHRA at




Useful Links

James W. Rouse Excellence in Diversity Award

Information &Nomination Form

Diversity & Inclusion Committee


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College Resources for Diverse and Multicultural Students


Financial Aid For Minority Students


Scholarships, Grants & Loan Opportunities For Minority Students


Comprehensive Guide for Diverse and Multicultural Students


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